7 Beautiful Hanoi Sights: Where You Should Visit

Behind every journey are new experiences and the opportunity to expand your knowledge. So if you’re travelling to Vietnam, do not miss these 7 amazing Hanoi attractions -the 1000-year-old capital. Get your Vietnam Visa For Canadians and travel to the country and explore wonderful things. All sights are connected with the history of development and development of the city, but also of the country. And over time, these beautiful Hanoi attractions have become an important part of the culture that attracts many tourists. 

1. Turtle tower and Hoan Kiem lake:

Turtle tower and Hoan Kiem lake
Turtle tower and Hoan Kiem lake

The Ho Guom Turtle Tower is located in the heart of the city, surrounded by green trees and the busy 36-street bustle, perhaps the first image that reminds us of Hanoi. At the interface between two architectural styles, the French and the native architecture creates a unique turtle tower. Most importantly, the Ho Guom turtle tower has existed and will exist as a spiritual symbol for the people of Hanoi in particular and for Vietnam in general.

Address: Hang Trong Road, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi

Insider tips:  You can come here on the weekend to enjoy the fantastic weekly festive atmosphere of Hanoi’s pedestrian area and old town. Activities like live music, folk games, night markets will surely make you have a good time.

2. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum:

Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum
Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum

If you want to know more about the historical sites in Hanoi, a place you should not miss is the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum. Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum is the resting place of the great leader of the Vietnamese people. The mausoleum was officially opened on 2 September 1973. Here is the old podium in the middle of Ba Dinh Square – where Ho Chi Minh once read the Declaration of Independence in 1945.

Address: Ngoc Ha Road 19, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi

Ticket price: Free for Vietnamese citizen & foreigners entry fee is 25,000 VND / ticket

Opening hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday from 8:00 to 11:00; Saturday and Sunday from 8:00 to 11:30; Closed on Monday and Friday

3. One pillar pagoda:

One pillar pagoda
One pillar pagoda

A column pagoda is also known by names such as Mat Pagoda, Lien Hoa Dai or Dien Huu Tu, whose special architecture attracts many tourists. The temple was built in 1049 to imitate the strange dream of King Ly Thai Tong and has the shape of a stylized lotus standing in the middle of the lake. In addition to its spiritual significance, One Pillar Pagoda is also a long historical and cultural relic of the capital Hanoi. 

Address: Chua Mot Cot Road, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi

Ticket price: Free Vietnamese citizen foreigners entry 25,000 VND / ticket

Opening hours: 8:00 – 18:00

4. Ngoc Son Temple:

Ngoc Son Temple
Ngoc Son Temple

The Ngoc Son Temple is a historical and cultural relic of Hanoi that is typical of the faith and spiritual worship tradition of the Ha Thanh people. The temple is located on a high hill northeast of the lake, the path, and is the Huc Bridge, which is compared to a curved, soft “red silk” and forms a landscape monument in harmony with the natural context. makes it impossible for the viewer to be attracted by this beauty.

Address: Dinh Tien Hoang Road, Hoan Kiem District, Ha Noi

Ticket price: 30,000 VND, free for children under 15 years

Opening hours: 8:00 – 18:00

5.Temple of Literature:

Temple of Literature
Temple of Literature

Temple of Literature – Vietnam’s first university is the leading and most diverse population of monuments in Hanoi, located south of the Citadel of Thang Long. This is the first university in Vietnam to be included in the list of 23 special national monuments. The architectural complex of Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam includes Van Lake, Giam garden, etc

Currently, the Temple of Literature – Quoc Tu Giam is a place to visit domestic and foreign tourists and also a place to praise outstanding students and also a place to organize annual poetry festivals at the full moon in January. In particular, this is also the place where today’s students “pray” before each exam.

Address: Quoc Tu Giam Road 58, Dong Da District, Ha Noi

Ticket price: 30,000 VND, free for children under 15 years

Opening hours: Summer from 7:30 to 18:00 Winter from 8:00 to 18:00

6. Flag Tower of Hanoi:

Flag Tower of Hanoi
Flag Tower of Hanoi

The flagpole of Hanoi, which leads through the ups and downs of history, is like a monument, a milestone that bears witness to so much of the country’s history. On October 10, 1954, when Hanoi was completely liberated, it was the first time in the history of the national flag – the red flag with a yellow star was flown on the Hanoi flagpole. 

To date, the image of Hanoi’s historic relics – the towering flagpole with the red flag and yellow star – has become a symbol of fame, the pride of a free and independent Vietnam.

Address: Dien Bien Phu Road 28A, Ba Dinh District, Ha Noi

Ticket price: 20,000 VND / ticket

Opening hours: 9:00 – 17:00

7. Hoa Lo Prison:

Hoa Lo Prison
Hoa Lo Prison

Built by the French colonialists in 1896 for the purpose of prisoner detention and political crimes. The Hoa Lo Prison has an area of ​​up to 12,000 square meters, this place is one of the largest and most stable prisons in Indochina still date. Inside the prison is simulated with very realistic images, painful and fierce memories.

According to a survey published by CNN, the Vietnamese Hoa Lo Prison occupies first place among the top 5 most scary places in Southeast Asia. It is also known to be on the list of the 10 most notorious prisons in the world.

Address: Hoa Lo Road 1, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi

Ticket price: 30,000 VND, free for children under 15 years

Opening hours: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm daily (also on public holidays)